Oneiro EP

by Helen Perris

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1.
All I Know 04:28
I was just a foolish girl; I didn’t know what I wanted I was just a foolish girl; I didn’t know what I wanted Bad relationships had left me feeling bruised I was lost, alone and quite often confused I was chasing pretty boys; I thought they would make me happy I was chasing pretty boys; I thought they would make me happy But this emptiness inside of me remained Shallow hearted and possessive boys had stained You were unexpectedly exactly what I needed You were unexpectedly exactly what I needed There was kindness and respect that showed you cared And I fell in love, completely unprepared All I know is you make me laugh All I know is you make me laugh You make me smile and shake my head I won’t get angry, ’cause instead you make me laugh I won’t pretend that this is your Gorecki It’s the best that I can try to do But the words and intent clearly represent How I feel about you Now I know that we will be eternally connected Now I know that we will be eternally connected There’s a part of you inside of me that grows And the joy on our faces clearly shows All I know is you make me laugh All I know is you make me laugh You make me smile and shake my head I won’t get angry, ’cause instead you make me laugh You make me laugh You make me laugh
2.
Damaged 03:27
I dream while I'm awake, relive every mistake I ache for simpler times before the pain This feeling is so strange: why did things have to change? Now every part of me is filled with rain Open up the scars of my heart and let them bleed, let them bleed I don't know what I want, I don't know what I want or what I need, or what I need I'm damaged, oh I'm damaged I'm one step from the fall with no voice left to call Will anyone catch me if I leap? Confusion reigns supreme, I'll numb a silent scream The waves continue crashing as I sleep Open up the scars in my heart and let them bleed, let them bleed I don't know what I want, I don't know what I want or what I need, or what I need I'm damaged, oh I'm damaged Open up the scars in my heart and let them bleed, let them bleed I don't know what I want, I don't know what I want or what I need, or what I need I'm damaged, oh I'm damaged I'm damaged, so what do you want from me?
3.
Your hypocrisy astounds me And your logic knows no bounds Has common sense left you? 'Cause you've none at all to be found And maybe you're not as beautiful as your lover says you are And maybe you're not as clever as your professor says you are And maybe you're not as perfect as your father says you are And maybe you're not as successful as your accountant says you are Stop whining Stop playing the victim Stop dancing around the subject 'Cause you're not all that. Bitterness doesn't become you Though your M.O. is to jibe You could consider being more considerate Or would that harsh your vibe? And maybe you're not as funny as your best friend says you are And maybe you're not as strong as your trainer says you are And maybe you're not as special as your mother says you are And maybe you're not as well adjusted as your life coach says you are Stop whining Stop playing the victim Stop dancing around the subject 'Cause you're not all that. I realise I have faults, I know I'm human I've made mistakes and I admit to them But when you can't let things go They fester and grow and turn ugly So I'm letting go I'm letting go And maybe I'm not as beautiful as your lover says you are And maybe I'm not as clever as your professor says you are And maybe I'm not as perfect as your father says you are And maybe I'm not as successful as your accountant says you are But I'm not whining I'm not playing the victim I'm not dancing around the subject 'Cause I'm better than that. So stop whining Stop playing the victim Stop sulking Stop making excuses Stop beating around the bush Stop flogging the dead horse Stop dancing around the subject 'Cause you're not all that.
4.
Demophobia 02:15
I don't go in mosh pits anymore these days 'Cause I might get knocked off my feet So when I go to see my favourite bands I try to always get a seat 'Cause it's a terrifying place It's a terrifying place I try avoiding busy shopping malls Post-Christmas sales are not my style And if I happened to get trapped in one You'd find me curled up in an aisle 'Cause it's a terrifying place It's a terrifying place It's a terrifying place It's a terrifying place Oh it wouldn't be so bad if I was built like you But positive self talk doesn't work When you're five foot tall And you feel so small 'Cause it's a terrifying place It's a terrifying place It's a terrifying place It's a terrifying place Feeling like a mental case Could get crushed here in this space Fighting elbows in the face It's a terrifying place

about

The Oneiro EP was created in the sleep deprivation of new motherhood, fueled by the support of fans.

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released November 16, 2013

All music and lyrics by Helen Perris.
Produced by Josh Schuberth at Endomusia Productions.

Vocals, piano, violin: Helen Perris
Drums, bass, guitars & pretty much all else: Josh Schuberth
’Cello on Damaged: Kate Adams
Backing vocals on All I Know: Helen Perris, Caitlin Mulcahy & Josh Schuberth

All tracks recorded and mixed by Josh Schuberth at Endomusia Productions, Love Hz Studios.

Mastered by Steve Smart at Studios 301.

Make-up & hair by Tatjana Vaune
Photography by M Ellen Burns
Design by Aleisha Hobson

Thank you to my husband and two boys for their patience, love, and never ending support.
Thanks to Ali for being my sounding board, Josh for the genius, and Brendan, Kim & Amanda for sharing your stage. Thanks to Tatjana, Ellen & Leish for your mad skills.

Many thanks to my Pozible supporters: Diane Adnum, Stu Annels, Alison Avron, Arbor Night (Tania Risko), Jess Blacklock, Mairi Campbell, Ian A. Chapman, Nick Ellis (@electric589), Fletty & Fionna, @Glebe2037, Leo Kim, Kirsten & Mikey, Dimi Kostakos, James Leahy, Dylan Lloyd, Jo Martin, Miriam & Caitlin Mulcahy, Nick O'Donohue, Mark Oliver, Kirsten Perris, Sue Perris, @PoetryDiet, Asajii Reynolds, Ian Ronald, Justine Scali, Luke Sheehan, Rachel Taylor (@Sparkie_gal), @trib @allidc & @MissHDC, Euan Troup, Erin White, @19bk69 (Marry me Stu!) and the many others who helped to make this EP possible.

Copyright Helen Perris 2013

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Helen Perris Sydney, Australia

A storyteller, who wears her heart on her sleeve.

With classical training, contemporary sensibilities and a background in musical theatre, Helen refuses to settle in one style or commit to one genre.

Her autobiographical songs travel between whimsy and heartbreak.
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